Honey Bee Anderson, broker of Powell Realty Inc. has every right to be proud in the successfulness of their local real estate company and their licensees.
After all, for Honey Bee, business is a family matter.
Honey Bee’s mother, Janie Bee Powell, founded Powell Realty in the 1982. At 90+ years old, Janie Bee has passed the title of broker on to her daughter, but she remains the company’s owner — as well as a licensed real estate agent in her own right.
“She can do referrals of past clients,” Honey Bee said. “As a real estate licensee being here in the community for a long time, she’s dealt with a lot of people.”
Honey Bee began working for Powell Realty Inc. in 1989.
“I have four children, and they have all worked in the business at some point,” Honey Bee said. “When they were younger, they used to clean the office, or they acted as a receptionist on a Saturday, or during the summertimes, they would come in.”
Honey Bee’s daughter, KimBee Anderson, works as Powell Realty’s office manager. KimBee is a licensed real estate agent as well — one of 11 working at Powell Realty Inc.
Asked what Powell Realty’s mission is, Honey Bee did not hesitate.
“We want to make a positive difference in our clients’ lives,” Honey Bee said.
Honey Bee maintains a database of former clients. She said that sometimes even after Powell Realty Inc. helps someone sell their home, that satisfied client will return to Powell Realty Inc. for his or her real estate needs.
“It’s really gratifying to see your sphere of influence, your past clients, coming back to you or sending their kids to you,” Honey Bee said.
Right now, Powell Realty’s building, located at 9040 Glacier Highway in the Mendenhall Valley, is continually being remodeled.
“We’re looking to continue to grow,” Anderson said. “There’s a lot of changes in the real estate market, and we just want to be thriving and on the cutting edge of those changes.”
Powell Realty’s motto is “Our Family Brings Your Family Home.”
Honey Bee described Powell Realty Inc. as an independently owned company that clients can trust.
“I think our name represents the trust that people are looking for in a real estate situation,” said Honey Bee, describing Powell Realty’s principles of integrity, honesty, reliability, loyalty and diligence. “We have a real harmony and a teamwork, with lots of cooperation here within our office. We’re willing to help each other and help each others’ clients, and we show consideration and enthusiasm in our work place.”